“Hope you get 437 Test wickets”- Stuart Broad on Yuzvendra Chahal’s comments on the former
Chahal was taken for three consecutive sixes by Yuvraj Singh.
Updated - Mar 30, 2019 10:48 am
Yuzvendra Chahal had come up with a hilarious statement after being hit by three consecutive sixes by Yuvraj Singh on Thursday. The Royal Challengers Bangalore spin spearhead was being taken to the cleaners by the Mumbai Indians star. Yuvraj started slowly and was batting on just 5 runs off 8 balls when Chahal came on to bowl the 14 over. Sensing an opportunity to free his arms, Yuvraj went for the kill.
The veteran batsman hit the leg-spinner for three consecutive sixes to roll back the clocks, reminding everyone of the game against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup when he had hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. The first six went over mid-wicket while the second was sent straight down the ground. Yuvraj then played a glorious lofted shot towards long on to hit the third consecutive six.
Chahal, however, had the last laugh in the duel. Yuvraj went for the fourth consecutive six but he could only hit the googly towards Mohammed Siraj at long off. The blistering 12-ball 23 runs knock, nonetheless, proved crucial as Mumbai Indians beat the Royal Challengers by 6 runs in the high-scoring thriller. Asked to bat first, the three-time champions had piled up 187 for 8 thanks to some impressive knocks from Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.
In reply, the Royal Challengers were cruising at one stage before Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga showed their expertise to derail the chase. Malinga defended the 17 runs in the final over, helping Mumbai Indians register their first win of the season. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other, suffered their second consecutive loss.
After the game, Chahal had hilariously said he felt like Stuart Broad after being hit for three sixes by Yuvraj. “When he (Yuvraj) hit three sixes, I felt like Stuart Broad. You know he is a legend batsman and I backed myself. I had to bowl a bit up, might be a chance to get him out because it is a smaller ground.
So that time, I thought of bowling my best delivery and he got sixes. That you cannot help and hence I bowled a wider googly,” Yuzvendra Chahal had told reporters in the post-match press conference.
Broad’s funny take
Broad came up with a cheeky response on Chahal’s comments. After IPL’s official Instagram page uploaded the video of Chahal’s comments, Broad pointed out his stupendous Test record with the ball in hand. “Hope he feels like me in 10 years time after 437 Test wickets,” wrote Broad.
Here is the screenshot of Broad’s comments